In one of his lesser-known roles, Orlando Bloom is seen shirtless, with numerous tattoos, as rocker The Stain from Sympathy for Delicious. This wasn’t his only role in which he has sported tattoos. Does Orlando Bloom have any tattoos?
Orlando Bloom has multiple tattoos, however many of them you see in movies such as Sympathy for Delicious and Unlocked are just makeup. Though, the sun by his belly button, seen on the character The Stain, is his, with a bit of a touch-up.
Blooms tattoos are all relatively small, discreet, and have meaning. Except for the sun, which he admits to getting when he was 15 and foolish. But since then his decisions have been much wiser.
His most recent tattoo was a bit of a gaffe at first, but he was able to fix it. He had his son’s name, Flynn, tattooed up his forearm in morse code. The only problem was that it was misspelled.
Apparently Bloom got his morse code graph off of Pinterest and it turned out to be incorrect, so instead of reading Flynn, it actually said Frynn. Luckily the only thing missing was a small dot and Bloom was able to get it fixed with no issue.
While in getting it fixed, he also decided to get one in memory of his dog Sidi, whom he found while in Morocco filming Kingdom of Heaven.
In an act of solidarity, Bloom also got a tattoo to commemorate his time in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, with the other castmates. His tattoo is located on his wrist and is the word Nine in the fictional language Tengwar Elvish, in reference to the fact that Legolas was one of the nine of the Fellowship of the Ring. It even accidentally made a couple of appearances in Pirates of the Caribbean.
History of Tattoos
Tattooing is definitely not a new idea or fad, it’s been around for thousands of years. The reasons why people get tattoos are vast, and they have changed throughout the ages. The oldest evidence of tattoos points to the Neolithic era. Otzi the Iceman, a mummy from the 4th millennia was found in the Alps with carbon tattoos of dots and lines.
People held different beliefs about tattoos; some taking pride in them, others believing they were barbaric, and others yet used to use them on prisoners. In our lifetimes they have been seen as a form of prejudice, art, expression, and femininity.
Many people have had negative connotations with tattoos, thinking that they went hand in hand with bikers and criminals. Nowadays, Athletes, Celebrities, Police, Teachers, and everyone in between have tattoos. Not only do you not have to cover them up as much for work and other reasons, some people are using tattoos to feel more alive.
Some women use tattoos to permanently ink makeup on them, so they can reduce the time it takes to get ready each day, and to feel feminine all the time. Other women have been using them to take power back after losing a breast, or two, to breast cancer. Instead of getting implants after the removal, some are opting for beautiful designs to take the place of breasts.
Lord of the Rings Tattoos
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, as well as the Hobbit Trilogy that followed, are classic movies that will carry on for generations. Not only did the cast get tattoos to commemorate the experience, but many fans also got inked in support of the franchise.
If you do an image search for Lord of the Rings tattoos you will be treated with a huge selection of very different sizes, types, and reminders of different parts of the franchise. There are a lot of talented people in the world.